Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Ricoh GR III Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs GR III - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Ricoh GR III: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR III

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.4 x 61.9 x 33.2mm³ (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
  • 257g (8.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GR III

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs GR III: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the GR III uses a APS-C sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and GR III sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 372mm² (0.60 sq.in.), the GR III's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Ricoh GR III

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Ricoh GR III Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR III

Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)319
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240200

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Ricoh GR III

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR III

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.00
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 102400 ISO
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
257g
(8.3 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
225cm³
(14 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GR III are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Ricoh are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 23 points for the GR III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

GR III

Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Ricoh GR III Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and GR III

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR III, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR III, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR III, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und GR III, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Ricoh GR III

15
23

We recommend Ricoh GR III as better choice.

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